Monday, November 7, 2011

A Stunning Ruby Quilt

If you are looking for the Ruby giveaway click here.

Welcome the first Ruby guest blogger! Melissa has a stunning quilt to share and a tutorial on how to make this quilt. What I like about Melissa is that she seems to like half square and quarter square triangles as much as I do.

Hi, I'm Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs. When Chef Sharon asked for guest bloggers to blog about Ruby by Bonnie & Camille I stood up and waved my arms! This line is gorgeous and so versatile! Just look at all those fabulous colors!

As soon as I saw Ruby I knew it would make some absolutely stunning flying geese (this line actually launched my secret romance with flying geese....shhhhh don't tell my husband - he wouldn't understand!). I used an entire jelly roll of Ruby and created this quilt:

I named this quilt Flying Flocks and I am giving it to a friend's daughter for her first birthday! It is bright and cheerful. The geese make a fabulous faux chevron pattern. Ruby is perfect for any little girl - with it's fun funky flowers and youthful color palette.

As I said, Ruby kicked off my romance with geese, here is another block I designed for a swap I participate in. My partner requested reds and aquas, Ruby was the perfect fit!

Doesn't Ruby look AMAZING when paired with a simple white?!?
I was also able to use more Ruby in my Bottled Rainbows Quilt that I have been working on this past month - It is featured 5 times alone in my red block!

Needless to say, I have worked Ruby into as many projects as possible since I got my hot little hands on my first jelly roll in September. It is such a fun line and I am certain at least one more project will come out of it for my own daughter. She has already tried to claim Flying Flocks as her own!

If you would like to learn more about me, my quilts or see my tutorial for how I created 240 flying geese from one tutorial please check out my blog!

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Thank you so much for having me here today Sharon, I had a blast sharing my love of Ruby!

So are you ready to make one of these quilts? I think it so stunning that I just might have to make one soon. Thanks for visiting Craizee Corners today Melissa. Make sure you check out her blog, Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.


  1. Love the Flying Flocks, I can see why your daughter is wanting to claim it. As soon as I get caught up on some of my projects (Christmas) I'll make one of these. Although, I'll probably make mine a scrap quilt since I love scraps. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Nita

  2. Beautiful quilt Melissa, I just love the Ruby collection! It worked perfectly in your Rainbow block too!

  3. I love this quilt and it looks absolutely fabulous in your other projects too! You are SO creative. :)

  4. Love your quilt Melissa! It really turned out beautifully.

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  6. Thanks everyone! It is easy to create a beautiful quilt when you have such inspirational fabric to work with! Thank you again for having me Sharon!

  7. Yes, I surely do love Mellisa's Flying Flock. Have ever since she first posted it on her blog. I intend to make one as soon as the quilts I'm making for Christmas gifts are completed.

  8. love the look of the flying flocks, but I have a love hate relationship with flying geese! LOL! I lvoe the look, but hate to make them! Maybe someday I will really really learn how! Thank you for sharing with us!!

  9. That is such a fabulous quilt. I never tire of Flying Geese blocks!


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